When you said you had a Mustang - I didn't know it was a horse...........! by Roy  Massicks

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Spotted at Waitangi Day 6th Feb. 2013 – Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
I think this young Wahine ( woman ) had been asked out on a date and the young gent had turned up on a horse instead of a Ford Mustang as she assumed he would ! I wonder how their first date developed….?

Waitangi Day, apart from the political side is a great time to meet and mingle with all kinds of people – stalls selling varied goods and food as well as the more cultural displays.
Panasonic LUMIX GH2 at 41mm, 14 × 140 lens, 1/800, f/8, iso160, manual.
From a single RAW image.


waitangi day, waitangi, bay of islands, new zealand, woman, wahine, horse, maori, mustang, first date


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

  • 242Digital
    242Digitalover 1 year ago

    Ha Ha Ha… Very funny title :P LOL
    Great capture Roy ;-) – Jeremy

  • Thank you Jeremy – so pleased you enjoyed it ! This is still a scene you can see in the small country towns but this gent was a bit overdressed as the scene would usually show – bareback, no saddle, and gumboots ( Wellies ) and no shirt – so he was dressed up just to impress the young lady.

    – Roy Massicks

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Excellent, Roy. 1 hp?

  • Many thanks David – he quite amused us with his unique mode of viewing the proceedings !

    – Roy Massicks

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Great title and shot

  • Thank you very much Kala – it was an enjoyable day with heaps to see !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Ha ha love the title Roy ~ great capture!

  • Thank you kindly Susie – a while back a country gent lost his licence for drunk driving. A week later the Police picked him up again as drunk as a skunk, but this time on a horse. I’m not sure what the outcome was over this but it would have been a sight to see !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 1 year ago

    Super capture, great title dear Roy.x

  • Many thanks Catherine – so pleased you like it ! I can see him now, on his way to that first date with the girl, whispering in the horses ear…………. ’ You’d better be on your best behaviour !’

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Hmm. Back to Ride, Sally, Ride…. Lots of body language going on here, but the horse seems to be above it all (bored). Fine shot of Everyday Life for some people (& horses, & Toyotas). It sounds like an intriguing event.

  • You got it in one Sheila ! Young fellas, a horse or a Toyota van ! Thank you for the compliment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    wonderful capture .. now me, if he turned up on his horse I would love it .. :)

  • Thank you so much for your kind words and favourite Angel. This is normal practice in our little corner of the world but in some places, if a fella turned up for a date with a horse it would be in the papers !

    – Roy Massicks

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago


    wonderful work .. many congrats on the feature

  • Thank you very much Angel – wonderful to receive a feature from your group !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    Great shot Roy ~love the caption :))))

  • Thank you so much Renee – I think he was a bit of a show-off ! It was a great day out, the political side of the day was kept to a minimum this year.

    – Roy Massicks

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